The elegant Girard-Perregaux watch replica, one of the most revered Swiss watch manufactures, which is known not only for its beautifully styled timekeepers, but also for their in-house movements that enjoy the reputation of the most reliable mechanical calibers in the world, has revealed its new masterpiece.
With its ±15 minutes indicator ergonomically placed between 4 and 5 o’clock, the complication shows us the difference between the solar time (aka local time that depends on the longitude of the observer) and the time displayed on the watch’s dial.
Called (quite plainly) Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time, the watch is based on the recent GP Vintage 1966 Annual Calendar model.
However, instead of the original moonphase dial, the watch features an Equation of Time complication.
The rose gold Girard-Perregaux copy watch is powered by G-P’s own GP033M0 automatic caliber: the workhorse movement that we’ve already seen in a number of other brand’s watches, including the gorgeous Girard-Perregaux Cat’s Eye Annual and Zodiac Calendars ladies watch.
In this particular case, the indicator tells us that that the solar time is approximately 10:12 plus 4 more minutes, which makes it 10:16.
Not really sure whether the information is of any value, but, at least, the complication still looks more original than the standard moonphase or a tourbillon, that are, too, exist for their own sake.
The movement is secured inside a mid-sized 40mm case, which is made of 18k rose gold.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time watch’s specification
Price range: $31,000
Movement: Automatic GP033M0
Complications: Date, month, solar time, annual calendar
Power reserve: 46 hours
Case material: Pink gold, 18K
Case diameter: 40.00 mm
Case height: 10.70 mm
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Black Alligator leather with self-deployant clasp
Just like the model that it is based on, the watch features a white dial with highly contrasting blued steel hands of the small seconds, days and solar time dials.
The classic leaf-shaped hour and minute hands are conversely made of gold, but the Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time watch replica ’s ‘interface’ remains highly legible and doesn’t overwhelm you with unnecessary information.